NATIONAL DAY OFPROTESTSOUTHAMPTONUniteKeep our NHS publicthe UNIONAnother WinterNHSAnother Avoidable CrisisRally at the Bargate12 noon, 3 FebruaryOur NHS is in serious crisis. Ambulances queuing forhours to hand over seriously ill patients, patients left incorridors waiting for beds, operations postponed, andmental health patients taken hundreds of miles to finda bed.Theresa May and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt issueda hollow apology and deny any crisisl But the problemcomes from deliberate government policy of cuts, bedclosures, pay restraint and privatisation.Our NHS has been starved of funding with inadequateinvestment in staff and resources. 8,000 front line bedsand 20% of mental health beds have closed. Eight yearsof below inflation pay settlements have contributed to100,000 vacant posts for health professionals leavingno spare capacity for peaks of demand and increasingthe pressure on the dedicated staff who remain.We don't want apologies, we demand changeWe urge you to join with us in saying to your MP thatenough is enough. Contact them below:WE DEMANDEnd the winter crisis with acash injection to restore theNHS budgetCommit to giving the NHSthe funding it needsEnd the cap on NHS payNo cuts, no closures, noprivatisationPlease support our demandsand join our campaignAlan Whitehead MP (Southampton Test)Royston Smith MP(Southampton Itchen)Unite the Union, 41 Castle Way, Southampton S014 2BWCaroline Nokes MP (Romsey and Southampton North)House of CommonsLondon SW1 0AASOUTHAMPTON KEEP OUR NHS PUBLIC (SKONP)

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NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST SOUTHAMPTON Unite Keep our NHS public the UNION Another Winter NHS Another Avoidable Crisis Rally at the Bargate 12 noon, 3 February Our NHS is in serious crisis. Ambulances queuing for hours to hand over seriously ill patients, patients left in corridors waiting for beds, operations postponed, and mental health patients taken hundreds of miles to find a bed. Theresa May and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt issued a hollow apology and deny any crisisl But the problem comes from deliberate government policy of cuts, bed closures, pay restraint and privatisation. Our NHS has been starved of funding with inadequate investment in staff and resources. 8,000 front line beds and 20% of mental health beds have closed. Eight years of below inflation pay settlements have contributed to 100,000 vacant posts for health professionals leaving no spare capacity for peaks of demand and increasing the pressure on the dedicated staff who remain. We don't want apologies, we demand change We urge you to join with us in saying to your MP that enough is enough. Contact them below: WE DEMAND End the winter crisis with a cash injection to restore the NHS budget Commit to giving the NHS the funding it needs End the cap on NHS pay No cuts, no closures, no privatisation Please support our demands and join our campaign Alan Whitehead MP (Southampton Test) Royston Smith MP (Southampton Itchen) Unite the Union, 41 Castle Way, Southampton S014 2BW Caroline Nokes MP (Romsey and Southampton North) House of Commons London SW1 0AA SOUTHAMPTON KEEP OUR NHS PUBLIC (SKONP)